Whether you are suffering from an old sport injury that prevents you from enjoying daily activities or an active athlete needing to get back into the game, chiropractic treatments provide non-invasive therapies that can decrease pain and speed up your healing process.
With state-of-the-art technology and treatments, the Raleigh Spine Clinic in north Raleigh, NC is ready to help you back to feeling yourself. Contact us to set up an appointment today!
How Does Chiropractor Care Help Sports Injuries?
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Often, sports injuries involve some form of musculoskeletal damage, such as sprains, strains or fractures. Chiropractors can use a variety of techniques to help reduce pain and promote healing in areas affected by high physical stress from athleticism.
In terms of sports medicine, chiropractors treat and can help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle.
Chiropractic treatment can offer several benefits for sports injuries, including:
- Pain relief: Gentle manipulation of the joints and spine reduces the pressure on nerves and soft tissues, which can reduce inflammation and pain.
- Improved range of motion: Sports injuries can cause stiffness and limited range of motion in the affected area. Restoring normal joint function allows athletes to move more freely and comfortably.
- Faster healing: Increased flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the injured area stimulates the body’s natural healing process. This can help to speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of complications.
- Reduced dependence on medication: addressing the underlying causes of pain reduces the need for pain medication, which can have unwanted side effects.
- Improved athletic performance: overall body function and mobility improvements can enhance athletic performance as well as prevent future injuries.
How We Treat Sports Injuries in Raleigh, NC
Our team at Raleigh Spine Clinic offers a variety of modern technologies to help you recover from your sports injury.
The Miracle Wave
This technology utilizes low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to initiate tissue repair and regeneration. Sound waves, or acoustic pulses, permeate deep into the tissue to jumpstart the healing process. It can treat many sports injuries including:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder
- Jumper’s Knee
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Rotator Cuff issues
- Tennis Elbow
ReliefNow Laser Therapy
ReliefNow is a FDA-cleared laser treatment system that reduces pain, swelling and inflammation at your injury site as well as decreases your recovery time. Unlike cosmetic laser treatments, this high power diode laser therapy is pain-free and does not irritate the skin.
SpineMed Ultra Plus Decompression
SpineMed Decompression is a noninvasive decompression device that gently stretches and aligns your spine by taking pressure off your spinal disks. The relief of this pressure allows oxygen, fluids and nutrients to flow back into discs, thereby decreasing pain and healing time.
Summus Horizon Laser Therapy
Our Summus Horizon Class IV laser system accelerates tissue regeneration with light therapy to decrease pain. This FDA-cleared laser improves circulation and can treat muscle spasms, inflammation and swelling.
Why Choose Raleigh Spine Clinic?
- We’re a trusted provider of chiropractic services for central North Carolina, serving patients from Raleigh, Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill
- Our founder Jeffery Roistacher, D.C. has been in practice for almost 20 years and is a published author, talk show host and nationally recognized chiropractor
- We use leading-edge technologies to provide pain relief and improve quality of life for people of all ages
- We’ve been voted best chiropractor in Raleigh by numerous publications
- Our patients are thrilled with their results!
Ideal Candidates for Sports Injury Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic therapy can be beneficial for many types of sports injuries, but the ideal candidates for this type of treatment typically include individuals who:
- Are committed to multiple treatments
- Are looking to improve athletic performance
- Have acute or chronic pain
- Have musculoskeletal injuries
- Want to avoid surgery or medication
While chiropractic care is considered very safe for generally healthy people, individuals with herniated or slipped discs, cancer in the spine, or who are still recovering from surgery should not seek chiropractic care. Talk to your doctor before starting any new treatment.
What to Expect from Your Sports Injury Chiropractic Session
To prepare for your first visit, eat a high protein meal or snack and drink plenty of water. Arrive at your appointment in comfortable, flexible clothing that allows for movement. Make note of the level of pain you are experiencing or any symptoms you would like to discuss with the doctor.
At your initial exam, your chiropractor may take x-rays of the affected area to better understand your injury or as a way to track your progress.
After discussing your situation and treatment plan, your doctor will bring you into one of the therapy rooms to begin treatment. Depending on your type of sport injury, your doctor will use certain machinery or laser therapy on the affected area.
Recovery and aftercare
Chiropractic care offers no downtime, meaning you can resume daily activities immediately after treatment. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activities or prolonged sitting. Talk to your doctor about specific aftercare instructions.
Cost of a Sports Injury Chiropractor in Raleigh, NC
Many factors influence the overall cost of chiropractic treatments including:
- Copay costs
- Health care coverage
- Number of treatments needed
- Type of treatments needed
The average cost of a chiropractic treatment without health insurance in Raleigh, NC is generally between $100–200.
The Raleigh Spine Clinic in north Raleigh, NC is not limited to sport injury treatment. In fact, we offer therapy to treat a variety of pain or mobility issues in both children and adults.
Additionally, we are a certified ChiroThin clinic that helps assist individuals with weight loss.
Car accident pain relief
Car accidents can cause a myriad of long lasting problems in the musculoskeletal system with whiplash being the most common injury. Whiplash can cause damage to the bones in the spine and discs between the bones, as well as the nerves, ligaments, muscles and other tissues of the neck. Our clinic understands the devastating effects whiplash causes in the body and how chiropractic therapy can relieve the pain and mobility issues caused by automobile accidents.
You don’t need to be an athlete to experience life’s aches and pains. Chiropractic treatments can treat a wide variety of pain or mobility issues including:
- Back pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
In fact, many clients use regular chiropractic care to maintain overall health and wellness.
Pediatric chiropractic care
As children grow and navigate the world around them, spinal misadjustment can be caused from play, screen time or even at birth! While children are known for their resiliency, small, repetitive injuries to the spine can affect their nervous system.
Our clinic is dedicated to providing the utmost care for your children so that they can develop in the healthiest versions of themselves.
Our ChiroThin doctor-monitored 6 week weight loss program is designed to support you on your weight loss journey. ChiroThin’s all natural dietary supplement is combined with an easy-to-follow low calorie/low carb diet that allows you to still eat the foods you enjoy without diet shakes or frozen meals. Supported by weekly weigh-in and body measurements, patients typically lose 15–30 pounds.
Book Your Sports Injury Chiropractor Consultation at Our Raleigh, NC Location
Why live in discomfort any longer? Our incredible team and convenient facility in north Raleigh, NC has the knowledge and technology to provide new patients with the best chiropractic care possible. Book an appointment today!
How many treatments will I need?
Your personalized treatment plan will depend on your type of sports injury as well as the kind therapies needed to help you reach your goals. A consultation with our knowledgeable staff can provide an accurate estimation.
Are chiropractic treatments covered by health care?
Generally, chiropractic therapy is covered by health care for sport injuries. Contact your insurance to see if a referral is needed before starting your treatment at Raleigh Spine Clinic.
Can I receive chiropractic care if I’m pregnant?
Depending on the type of sport injury being treated, you may be ineligible for certain treatment methods. For injuries on the extremities, most treatments are allowed.
Can I see a chiropractor after I’ve had surgery for a sports injury?
Yes! Many doctors will refer their patients after surgery to a chiropractor to speed up recovery. As always, consult with your doctor before starting a new treatment plan.
Do you perform manual chiropractic adjustments?
No, at Raleigh Spine Clinic, we have found the best technology on the market to provide you with an exceptional experience without the need for manual adjustments.